"We have lived in the same area for 30 years. In the past 12 months low-flying planes landing on a private air field owned by a local lord has blighted our lives. The planes fly low and continuously, especially on nice sunny days when we want to enjoy our garden. Last year I did email my local MP, who contacted the estate. We had a few days of peace.

What can we do, because numerous calls to the estate manager have ended with no resolution."

Russell-Cooke partner Ed Cracknell answers a reader's question in the Home Help section of the Sunday Times and explains that there are no hard-and-fast rules about what represents a substantial disturbance, and that aircraft disturbance cases have an additional hurdle.

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Ed is a partner in the property and housing litigation team.

He specialises in all aspects of property litigation and property dispute resolution. His areas of expertise include landlord and tenant disputes, business lease renewals, rent and service charge recovery, possession proceedings, and dilapidations claims.